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  • Haberdashers’ Adams
    High Street
    TF10 7BD
  • Head: Mr Gary Hickey
  • T 01952 953810
  • F 01952 386301
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  • A state school for boys aged from 11 to 18.
  • Boarding: Yes
  • Local authority: Telford and Wrekin
  • Pupils: 913; 105 boarders ; sixth formers: 360 (95 girls)
  • Religion: None
  • Fees: Day free; Boarding: £11,400 - £15,000 pa
  • Review: View The Good Schools Guide Review
  • Ofsted:
    • Latest Overall effectiveness Outstanding 1
      • Outcomes for children and learners Outstanding 1
      • Quality of teaching, learning and assessment Outstanding 1
      • Effectiveness of leadership and management Outstanding 1
    • 1 Full inspection 28th November 2013
  • Previous Ofsted grade: Outstanding on 24th January 2008
  • Ofsted report: View the Ofsted report

What says..

The school has managed to generate house energy and vitality without losing a basic allegiance to the school. 'It's not nasty competitiveness', said one boy, 'it's nice tribalism', and we heard about one excellent dancer teaching those in rival houses how to move. There is a charm about Habs' Adams that is part to do with its rural catchment, part with an unaffected enthusiasm and part a thoughtfulness - not a combination that is easy to find...

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What the school says...

A selective state grammar school for day pupils and boarders, judged outstanding by Ofsted, and located in the market town of Newport, Shropshire. We welcome boys aged 11-18 as day boys or boarders and girls aged 16 - 18 as day girls in our sixth form.

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2015 Good Schools Guide Awards

  • Best performance by Girls taking Chemistry at an English Grammar School (GCE A level)

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What The Good Schools Guide says


Since 2015, Gary Hickey, previously deputy head. Degree in music and drama from Manchester Met and a PGCE from Birmingham City, and has been awarded a Teacher Fellowship by Cambridge University. Gary is a man of many talents: he scooped a special commendation for ‘extraordinary work in drama’ in the 2000 National Teaching Awards, and lectures globally on raising the achievement of boys. He is also an award-winning theatre director and a professional musician. He joined Habs' Adams in 2009, understands it through and through and knows just what potential he has been handed.

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Strong results, as you would expect in a selective school boosted by girls coming into the sixth form. A levels were 60 per cent A*-B grades in 2017 and 34 per cent A*/A. GCSEs were 59 per cent A*-A/9-7 grades....

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